Something From Nothing
Learners listen to story Joseph Had A Little Overcoat to explore people from another culture and how one item can be used to make other items; students use scraps of fabric and other knickknacks to create pictures or toys.
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Treating Others with Respect
One of the most important things children learn in school has nothing to do with academics; it's the ability to treat others with respect. Engage your class in a dialogue about this crucial life skill with the discussion questions and...
2nd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Activity Guide: Joseph Had a Little Overcoat
Enhance a reading of the Caldecott Medal-winning children's book Joseph had a Little Overcoat by Simms Taback with this collection of learning activities. Starting with general background information about the book and author, this...
K - 2nd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Exploring Community Responsibility: The Web of My Community
Encourage class members to get involved in their community with a lesson that highlights the benefits of helping others. Through grand conversation and a visual aid that sheds light on the interconnectedness within community service,...
K - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Spelling Words for Frog and Toad Together
In this spelling words for Frog and Toad Together learning exercise, 1st graders write 5 high frequency words and 10 spelling words, find and write long I and long O words, complete 5 sentences, answer 6 questions from a story and write...
1st English Language Arts
The Patchwork Quilt and Something From Nothing
Students listen to the teacher read the first 26 pages of the story, Something From Nothing, and discuss what predicting means, Students predict how Joesph might remember what his grandfather made him, now that the button is gone. They...
K Social Studies & History
Henry and Mudge and the Long Weekend
First graders read Henry and Mudge and the Long Weekend and search for root words. In this Henry and Mudge lesson, 1st graders read for comprehension. Students look for words with suffixes -ed and -ing. Students separate the root from...
1st English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable